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Handa et al. (2014): study KE 2007

Publication

Author(s):
Handa, S.; Halpern, C.; Martorano, B.
Title:
Subjective Well-Being, Risk perceptions and Time Discounting: Evidence from a Large-Scale Cash Transfer Programme.
Source:
Unicef WorkingPaper, 2014, No. 2014-02, Florence, Italy

Investigation

Public:
Poor households: benefactories of a welfare program and controls, Kenya, 2007
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 1805
Non Response:
Attrition: 2007-2009:17%;2009-2011 5%
Assessment:
Interview: computer assisted (CAPI)
Enumerators used flash cards with a Likert scale running from 1 to 5

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on sing;e question:

I experience positive feelings in my life
5 strongly agree
4
3
2
1 strongly disagree
Classification:
M-PL-u-sq-v-5-d
Remarks:
This measure has been dichotomized for the statistical analyses.
1 strongly agree or agree
0 otherwise
Page in publication:
16
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 0 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.40
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

I enjoy life
5 strongly agree
4
3
2
1  strongly disagree
Classification:
M-PL-u-sq-v-5-a
Remarks:
This measure has been dichotomized for the statistical analyses.
1 strongly agree or agree
0 otherwise
Page in publication:
16
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.30
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

I am satisfied with my life
1  fully disagree
2  disagree
3  don't know
4  agree
5  fully agree
Classification:
O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-b
Remarks:
This measure has been dichotomized for the statistical analyses.
1 strongly agree or agree
0 otherwise
Page in publication:
16
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.20

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Treatment Change in income level
Change in source of income
Welfare
Age (x100) ; Age squared (x 1000) Current age (in years) Female Sex (male vs female) Partner in household Own position in household
Current household-composition
Able to read Literacy Chronically ill Chronic illness Disabled Current handicap